Alexandra Hunts, Jošt Franko, Andrej Polukord, and Agnieszka Mastalerz the four winners of the Artists Development Programme 2021, have started their residency in Luxembourg where they will spend five weeks working on an art project under the mentorship of Jorma Puranen.

Alexandra Hunts (30, Netherlands) won the thematic call “Climate Action in the Wake of COVID-19″.  Jošt Franko (27, Slovenia) won the thematic call “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”, Andrej Polukord (30, Lithuania) and Agnieszka Mastalerz (29, Poland) won the geographical focus call targeting visual artists from Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Poland and Romania.

The Artists Development Programme (ADP) is a residency and mentorship programme in Luxembourg organised by the EIB Institute. It offers emerging European visual artists under the age of 35 the opportunity to develop their practice in a high quality professional context without any material constraints. It involves the creation of an art project under the mentorship of an internationally renowned artist. The mentors provide an exceptional tutoring and networking opportunity for young artists, while the exhibition of works from the project at the EIB premises adds the credibility of an established setting.

Since its creation in 2013, 25 artists or artistic duos from 17 EU Member States and Turkey have participated. The ADP is a unique talent accelerator, with former artists in residence achieving notable success like Cooking Sections (ADP 2016), who have just been nominated for the Turner Prize.